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Star Trader game 7 – Turn 4

This is the seventh postal (PBM/PBeM) game of Star Trader GMed by Mike Dommett and published by Pevans in my games magazine, To Win Just Once. This is the web version of the turn. Follow the link for an introduction to Star Trader.

Previous reports: Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Sections: Report, Press, Corporation Table, News, GM Notes, Star map (separate page), PDF map (80k)

“Breaking News:
The Federal Banks have devalued the HectoTran.
With immediate effect all debts owed are halved. However, interest rates remain the same.
All cash assets are halved.
Later, how this affects you…”

The main News of the Quarter was largely unexpected, and almost derailed many Corporations’ plans.

No one was trading at Gamma Leporis where the Factories were going full blast. Rumours of trouble in the hills were discounted.

MARATHON MANIACS sold 6 Isotopes for 10 HTs each at Epsilon Eridani and gained a Dealership. They also sold 6 Spice for 15 HTs apiece but were not rewarded any further.

Tau Ceti saw SAILCAT selling 11 Alloys for 6 HTs each to gain a Dealership, after which SAILCAT picked up 5 Isotopes on Contract.

AVERY & SONS sold 6 Isotopes for 9 HTs each at Mu Herculis, after which SAILCAT sold 7 more at the same price. AVERY & SONS then bid 13 to buy Monopoles, bought 10, and took a Dealership to boot.

At Sigma Draconis SWISS MERCENARY FLEET bought 10 Isotopes at a price of 5 HTs and got a Dealership, while 7 CORP bought 5 Spice on Contracts and MARATHON MANIACS failed to sell at 10 HTs.

7 CORP sold 16 Spice for 13 HTs each at Beta Hydri, using Avon (agent Crip), and then sold 5 more on Contract. They made Contractor in Monopoles, selling 11 units for 15 HTs apiece. AVERY & SONS sold 8 Isotopes for 8 HTs each and finished with a Dealership.

MARATHON MANIACS bought an Alloys Factory at Gamma Leporis.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA loaded passengers for Beta Hydri and Gamma Leporis and bought a Warehouse and 3 Alloys Factories at Gamma Leporis.

SAILCAT loaded Passengers for Epsilon Eridani and bought a Warehouse at Tau Ceti.

7 CORP bought a Political Connection and 4 Monopole Factories at Mu Herculis.

AVERY & SONS loaded passengers to Gamma Leporis.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET bought an Isotope Factory at Sigma Draconis and raised their Business Levels as their charismatic chairman made inspiring speeches in the planet’s main population centres.

Corporation Table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
A Marathon Maniacs 9 0 0 0 4th 155 24 Andrew Burgess
B Costa Nostra Pizza 3 5 1 0 3rd 9 23 Mark Cowper
C Sailcat 6 0 7 0 5th 159 40 Mike Dyer
D The 7 Corporation 6 4 5 10 1st 54 40 Paul Evans
E Swiss Mercenary Fleet 4 7 0 0 6th 48 36 Martin Jennings
F Avery & Sons 3 7 0 7 2nd 10 26 Prezemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


There were two new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 5: B6
Turn 6: P7, C2, P4
Turn 8: B2

(Chits are identified by the Connection type and level required to see them and disappear/take effect in the News Phase of the turn listed.)

GM Notes

Event 4 took place this turn.

Agents available:

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